DIY Browning Hi-Power Stock Found at Flea Market

Faisal, a Malaysian reader of the blog, discovered a DIY pistol stock at a local flea market. According to the seller, it was a war trophy from his Army days and that it was originally fitted to a Browning Hi-Power pistol. This is the type of stock that Malaysian communists insurgents used during Malaysia’s 2nd Communist Insurgency.

If you look closely at the last few photos you will notice a trigger reset spring. Faisal noted that the spring resembles part of a safety pin.

This simple design could easily be made at home. If you do try to recreate it, be sure to follow all local laws regarding pistol carbine stocks.

[ Many thanks to Faisal for the information and fantastic photos. ]

Steve Johnson

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  • noob

    I guess that’s one way to cure Hi-Power hammer bite.

  • noob

    If the hole on the left side of the foregrip is so you can get to the mag release, is one of the notches on the top of the forgrip for the safety?

    It would be nice if somebody could draw in the outline of the HiPower lifesized on one of the photos – or better yet, fill out paperwork and show pics of it shooting.

  • Greetings from Texas,
    Interesting. Thanks for the photos.

  • Simon_the_Brit


    Whilst on Patrol in Malaya, in the middle 1980’s I was given a 50 rd Thompson Magazine in good condition. The Headman of the village said that that magazine was given to him (and the Gun) during WW2.

    The CT’s, Khmer etc were still around until about 1985/86.

    Certainly the Khmer Rouge were moving through Thailand and into the Cameroon Highlands region of Malaya, they used it as an “R&R” area.

  • Tim

    I’m a big ‘Browning fan’, and I “get” the gist of making a pistol carbine stock, but it seems like there are just so many better (more reliable, accurate, more powerful) and readily accessible options available, I don’t see why they’d need to go this route.

    • Bryan S.

      Readily available to you and I…

  • Simon_the_Brit

    Tim, I would think that at the time they had a shortage of rifles, so they made a stock for the Browning in order to be to shoot more “accurate” at longer than normal pistol range.

    But, I have no proof whether this idea is correct.

  • Alex-mac

    This is a pretty cool DIY project. Unlike the pistol stock from commercial vendors, this one can actually be used as an effective melee impact weapon. Attach a blade to that club and we’d have a neat gun-blade.

  • Wosiu

    It is “Total Off Topic” 🙂 but interesting…

    Please check out trailer of “Total Recall (2012)” movie at 1:17, 1:30-31 and 1:40-41

    What we can see there?

    Chiappa Rhino 50DS revolver!

  • NickB

    Great pics, any idea who makes/made it?

  • Zermoid

    Rough workmanship, but very inventive! What you think it was? The butt looks like M1Carbine to me. Would love to see it with a gun in place and being fired as well, what’s the legal side to doing that? NFA weapon I assume?

  • gar

    Pretty amazing some dude hand-crafted that. Human ingenuity at work.